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Maryland women’s basketball’s Brionna Jones wins EuroCup title

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Former Maryland women’s basketball star Brionna Jones and PBC Nadezhda Orenburg won the EuroCup Women’s title Wednesday, topping BLMA Montpellier, 75-57, to take the second half of the home-and-home and the EuroCup title, 146-132.

Jones led the way for Nadezhda, a Russian club, earning a championship game double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds, to go with three blocks in the second leg of the championship.

Jones and Nadezhda came into the game down four points, after losing 75-71 in the opening game of the Finals. Jones’ performance pushed her squad to the title and a third straight home-and-home series win in the playoffs. With the victory, Nadezhda finished each playoff series with at least a plus-10 advantage, making it through the first two rounds with point differentials of plus-13 and plus-11, respectively.

With the win, Jones finishes her 2018-19 EuroCup season averaging 17.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, two steals and just under a block in the playoffs. The center will rejoin the Connecticut Sun when the WNBA season resumes this summer.

Here are the highlights from the deciding game:

In other news

In more women’s basketball news, former Terp Kiara Leslie was drafted No. 10 by the Washington Mystics Wednesday and will resume her career just a short metro ride from College Park. Leslie, who finished her college career at NC State, joins a Mystics squad that also features three other former Terps.

Women’s lacrosse’s Megan Taylor earned her sixth straight Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award, which goes to show how impressive she’s been in goal this season. The No. 2 Terps get back in action against No. 5 Northwestern tonight at 8 p.m. ET on BTN.

I joined Matt and Thomas on the newest podcast to talk about Jalen Smith returning and incorrectly guess what Big Ten school doesn’t play baseball, as well as run through some recent Terps’ news.

After an offensive explosion Tuesday, baseball gave up plenty of walks on the way to an 8-1 loss to West Virginia Wednesday.

Football’s Tre Watson hopped on Reddit Wednesday to do an AMA (ask me anything) and talk about his time at Maryland, his path to the draft and more.